Comic 822 - Volume 4 - WIP

13th Apr 2016, 12:59 PM in Special
Volume 4 - WIP
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Jocelyn 13th Apr 2016, 12:59 PM edit delete
So, I'm trying to work out a cover design for Volume 4. I think Chapter 24's convention setting is probably the best choice for that. It's fun. It pops. And despite my prior thoughts that I might stop doing "selfie covers" from here on, it opens up the opportunity for a unique sort not yet seen on the others. That being, a selfie with someone else. Or other characters in general.

The focal point is of course Rain and Emily in the foreground. But being a crowded convention, I figured other characters in the background might not be a bad idea. The actual cover, I imagine, could have a lot of random folks (shoutouts to other works perhaps?), but I decided to include Aiken, Kellen, and a Kaminari cosplayer in particular for relevance sake. Even though their role is minuscule, I'm also considering Drew, Rob, and Randy, if perhaps obscured or with their backs turned.

For the sake of avoiding spoilers for the very select handful of people who don't read the comic online, I also chose Chapter 24's setting as it is pre-haircut (it's SO weird drawing her like that now). Likewise, I have Emily holding a certain fancomic she takes interest in over her belly for potential readers just seeing the book covers before reading the comic at all.

Anyway, this is again just a very rough idea and is definitely subject to change (even if it more or less takes this design, I'll probably redraw it to look nicer as it is the cover). But I thought I'd post it, to see if anyone had any input, good or bad. So let me know what you think. :)
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Guest 13th Apr 2016, 2:26 PM edit delete reply
It's great!
I like the whole Rainily selfie idea,
Makes me wonder what volume 4 will have to offer
good job Jocelyn
Reimi 13th Apr 2016, 2:35 PM edit delete reply
Good rough draft and I like the ideas you have for the background.
Why not 13th Apr 2016, 6:45 PM edit delete reply
Why not just a GIANT Bunbun drawing for volume 4!
Kitsune_Chan 13th Apr 2016, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
^ I forgot to sign in XD
SilentNight 13th Apr 2016, 8:52 PM edit delete reply
Emily looks super cute! Drew and the other guys in the background would be a nice touch.
thatguyinthecorner 13th Apr 2016, 10:27 PM edit delete reply
I have no idea what sound I just made BUT IT WAS A WONDERFUL ONE
AmbiguousMouse 13th Apr 2016, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
What is this "rough draft" nonsense? I think this should be the chapter cover as-is, complete with question mark about whether or not it's the cover.

More seriously, I strongly support the suggestion above of working Drew and the guys in somewhere in the background.
AmbiguousMouse 13th Apr 2016, 11:08 PM edit delete reply
If I had a complaint at all, it kind of looks like Kellen's hair is slashing into her own eye, but that would probably be remedied with color.
Say Taylor 14th Apr 2016, 7:21 AM edit delete reply
D'awwwww :3 <3
j-eagle12212012 14th Apr 2016, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
I like the selfie theme, it would be weird to not have a selfie cover for the Rain print versions, it is kinda her thing
Roped in 14th Apr 2016, 5:52 PM edit delete reply
Yeah the convention cover sounds like a great idea
You could possible put a couple of stalls up behind the siblings and over Rain's shoulder, possibly being run by the seller from page 633, and have the line in the background as to not make the kaminari cosplayer look out of place.
Katherine 15th Apr 2016, 2:13 AM edit delete reply
Aw...I miss her long hair. :/

I wonder when it'll grow back out some?
Coaha 15th Apr 2016, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
Aren't the past 6 chapters set over just one long weekend?
wanderer 15th Apr 2016, 10:28 PM edit delete reply
Emerald Kitten-Tail 17th Apr 2016, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
If this is just the rough draft then i have a feeling that Rains siblings are finally taking a true place in the story again. Although the older sister still looks like a negative Nancy.

Sorry to all Nancy's out there but i didn't thing Debbie downer would work to well.
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